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Construction Laborers Salary Information in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of construction laborers in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of construction laborers in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Construction Laborers in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,050
25th Percentile Wage
$30,080
50th Percentile Wage
$38,390
75th Percentile Wage
$54,880
90th Percentile Wage
$67,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $22,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.60
25th Percentile Wage
$14.46
50th Percentile Wage
$18.46
75th Percentile Wage
$26.38
90th Percentile Wage
$32.51

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for construction laborers in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $32.51. The median hourly salary is $18.46. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.60.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of construction laborers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,3901.04%3.44%
201537,990-2.37%-
201438,8904.63%-
201337,0900.05%-
201237,070--

Table 3. Compare Construction Laborers Salary in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $38,390 in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is in the middle of salary range for construction laborers in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of construction laborers in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is 22.0 percent (22.0%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 28.4 percent (28.4%) higher than that in the lowest paying Altoona.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$49,220
Pittsburgh
$39,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$38,390
York-Hanover
$36,450
Lancaster
$36,010
Philadelphia
$35,890
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$35,690
Williamsport
$34,560
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$34,400
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$33,750
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$33,640
Reading
$33,350
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$32,630
Erie
$32,500
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,640
Lebanon
$29,810
State College
$28,970
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$28,840
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$28,790
Johnstown
$27,760
Altoona
$27,500

See also: Top paying jobs in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania.